Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Most common causes of the fuse blowing are either the speed sensor harness where it goes over the bell housing or the engine control harness where it comes across the front of the engine along the valve cover area. If memory serves, there is a bolt there that rubs through the harness and shorts out.
These are the 2 most common areas that I remember, it's been a while :)
Hopefully it'll help you out tomorrow.
If not, let me know I'll see what else I can come up with. Putting the truck into reverse shouldn't be a factor unless it's moving the harness somehow and causing contact.
Have a good night
Well, I was hoping it would make your life a bit easier but appears that may not happen. The only other common issue is the instrument panel itself. If the speedo head screws are loose it might cause it. Otherwise sorry to say I have nothing more for you on this one.
Sorry, i do not know that info.
Sounds like an appropriate plan. I am with you on the wiring diagrams on these older models, really difficult to read and understand. Didn't start with Nissan until 2000 and by then up here in NY most folks weren't bringing the older models to the dealer so don't have a ton of time on those wiring diagram.
Check the wiring for the range switch. Another part that sometimes has issues up around the bell housing. It has a long harness on it that could be shorting out. When you put the truck in reverse if that is in fact the determining factor